The Trouble I've Seen: The Big Book of Negro Spirituals
Publisher: Judson Press - June, 2003
Category: African American Resources
Bruno Chenu provides an extraordinary record of the origin and
history of Negro spirituals and offers exceptional historical and
sociological insights into their meaning. Section One focuses on the
origin of the spiritual by examining the odyssey of the North American
slave trade from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.
Section Two features an exhaustive study of the various themes found
within the spirituals, which number today at over 6,000.